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Zweig, Jacqueline; Lemieux, Camille; Shakman, Karen; O'Dwyer, Laura; Schillaci, Rebecca – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
New York State is experiencing teacher shortages in specific subject areas. One way to address these shortages is through the certification and placement of new teachers. This study explored the pathways through which new teachers between 2015/16 and 2017/18 earned certificates, their certification areas, and their subsequent placement and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Placement, Teacher Certification, Teacher Persistence
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Bailey, Jessica; Khanani, Norman; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shakman, Karen; Bock, Georgia – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
Because teacher turnover can adversely affect student achievement and local education budgets, many states want to better understand the extent to which teachers switch schools or leave the state public school system. Leaders at the Rhode Island Department of Education are interested specifically in understanding factors related to teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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Shakman, Karen; Wogan, Diana; Rodriguez, Sheila; Boyce, Jared; Shaver, Debra – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
This toolkit is designed to help school- and district-based practitioners engage in a continuous improvement effort. It provides an overview of continuous improvement and focuses on the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle. It includes tools and resources that practitioners can use to implement a continuous improvement effort in their own schools, districts,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Planning, Readiness, Teamwork
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Bailey, Jessica; Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This study examined the relationship between teacher demographic characteristics (race/ethnicity, age, and gender) and teacher summative performance evaluation ratings in a large urban district over three school years--2012/13-2014/15. In all three years a disproportionately large percentage of Black teachers, teachers age 50 and older, and male…
Descriptors: Demography, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline; Bocala, Candice; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bailey, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Policymakers and researchers increasingly recommend aligning educator evaluations and professional development to improve instruction and student learning. However, few empirical studies have examined the relationship between new educator evaluation systems and the professional development in which teachers engage following their evaluation. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Lavigne, Heather J.; Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline; Greller, Sara L. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This study describes how principals reported spending their time and what professional development they reported participating in, based on data collected through the Schools and Staffing Survey by the National Center for Education Statistics during the 2011/12 school year. The study analyzes schools by grade level, poverty level, and within…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Professional Development
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Bailey, Jessica; Bocala, Candice; Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Nationwide, the prevalence of new educator evaluation systems has increased since the inception of federal initiatives such as the Race to the Top grant competition. Yet limited empirical research examines teacher demographic characteristics and their relationship to teacher evaluation outcomes, such as teacher evaluation ratings. Previous…
Descriptors: Demography, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools
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Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Bailey, Jessica; Zweig, Jacqueline; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This brief describes findings from a study of teachers who were rated less than proficient on one or more standards on a large urban district's newly developed educator evaluation system. Evaluators prescribed professional development activities, such as courses, workshops, coaching, and mentoring, and professional practice activities, such as the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Shakman, Karen; Rodriguez, Sheila M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The Logic Model Workshop Toolkit is designed to help practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate steps for developing and using a logic model for program evaluation. Topics covered in the sessions include an overview of logic models, the elements of a logic model, an introduction to…
Descriptors: Models, Logical Thinking, Workshops, Program Design
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Riordan, Julie; Shakman, Karen; Chang, Quincy; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. REL Northeast and Islands, in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and the New Hampshire Department of Education conducted a study of the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Standards, School Districts
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Riordan, Julie; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Chang, Quincy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
REL Northeast and Islands, in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and the New Hampshire Department of Education, conducted a study of the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems in New Hampshire's School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools. While the basic system features are similar across district…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Standards, School Districts
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Shakman, Karen; Riordan, Julie; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Fournier, Richard; Brett, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study reports on performance-based teacher evaluation systems in five states that have implemented such systems. It investigates two primary research questions: (1) What are the key characteristics of state-level performance-based teacher evaluation systems in the study states?; and (2) How do state teacher evaluation measures, the teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Observation
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Shakman, Karen; Riordan, Julie; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Fournier, Richard; Brett, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study reports on performance-based teacher evaluation systems in five states that have implemented such systems. It investigates two primary research questions: (1) What are the key characteristics of state-level performance-based teacher evaluation systems in the study states?; and (2) How do state teacher evaluation measures, the teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Observation